18. May 2015 by swissfitchick
I started blogging in October 2012. My blog looked horrible and I had no clue what I was doing. I was terrified of being attacked or murdered every time I clicked on the Publish button.
This trip involved more epic results of my blogging career than I ever thought was possible. Almost 3 years later, I met Laura the second time and I left a big piece of my heart with her. Sometimes you meet people and you just get along like this. I taught her and Vegas the word FART in Swiss German. I didn’t record it. I was busy being in tears. But she also knows how to say THIS IS A SMURF.
Goodbyes suck either way. I had an epic time with my Coach Crystal from CrossFit Hillcrest who made me take several steps on my hands and Toes to Rings. Still working on more than one damn Toes To Bars.
Soaking up the last days at San Diego’s beaches.
Pouting Goodbye Selfie from Laura. Don’t do this to me.
And then Blend 2015 started. A big retreat of Healthy Living bloggers in Boulder, Colorado. My favorite ladies were with me in the cabin except to one (argh!). Meghan, Amanda and Carly are three of the bloggers I always, always try to read and connect no matter how busy I am. And even if it sounds weird and corny, you DO get to know the person via Internet. Still – there is nothing that beats a real hug, talking and laughing in person and just being able to be together face to face. They were the reason why I actually registered for the whole craziness and it was simply neat to hang out all weekend with them. Being the lazy Swiss blogger who doesn’t make a money with it, I was a little overwhelmed by the whole sponsor story and these many girls. I am not used to be around such a bunch of ladies – I work and always worked with guys, I grew up with guys….but it was a hell of a weekend. A big shout out to the organisators Lindsay, Lauren and Janetha!!! And of course to all the sponsors.
It got especially funny when we decided to participate in the Quest Nutrition Photo Contest and somehow while hanging out on the couches got the idea to imitate Pam from Baywatch. Unfortunately YouTube won’t let me have the Baywatch song. But I ranked second. I am proud of us.
Almost did it.
Now we need to stop for a second and realize, that this took us about 3 tries. THREE. This is freaking boss-style. I wish we had a video of us collapsing in laughter. It was hysterical. Plus, I don’t even know how many times we all watched it over and over again. During the rest of the weekend you would always hear the sound of the QUestbar hailstorm on me from one of our phones. Tragical hilariousness. Here’s at least an outtake pic of me bursting.
The whole idea started with Meghan who got obsessed with Slow-Mo videos after she took one of me at CrossFit Roots doing Double Unders – btw an impressing box in Boulder City. I trained twice there during the weekend and doing GHD sit ups with a breath-taking view on the mountains is not too bad!
Other than that there was a lot of laying around on everyone’s beds, never ending chats, Workouts, Food and a goddamn huge amount of Swag. I sent home a ridiculous expensive package it’s not even funny anymore. But most importantly was to celebrate these stars.
Now, my private blog will probably never be a business blog. I am blogging for work and my job is taking up so much time at the Computer, blogging privately for me is to live out my passions in creativity, photographing, reading, writing, editing and – most importantly – interacting with my readers and fellow bloggers. I definitely want and need to create a strict schedule and my celebrity blogger friends gave me the motivation and encouragement to do so. But Switzerland is not or not yet a Blog Country or at least not in the Healthy Living area. That’s extremely fine with me. I have more readers than I ever expected to have and I still love what I do.
So I stay here and keep going. You stay too?
Ever been to a Blogger Meet Up?
What’s your next travel destination? I will be home in 4 days. Uh.
Luc (Luc is obviously the Sydney/US way to say my name. I take it.)
One of my faves was missing too at Blend – Katie! Linking up with her MIMM today!